First Parish of Norwell
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Are you looking for a welcoming location for your special event? Consider First Parish of Norwell. Our beautiful and historic meeting house, built in 1830, and our adjoining Parish Hall and Fogg Parlor are available and handicapped accessible. The meeting house has a long center aisle and is well lit by daytime sunshine or evening chandelier & candles. Organ, piano, & harpsichord as well as a sound system are available. More info....

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First Parish of Norwell
Unitarian Universalist

FPN logoFirst Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for over 360 years.

Sunday Service 10 a.m.

October 4: Rev. Joseph Tuckerman, a 19th Century Unitarian
Rev. Tuckerman was our first official Unitarian community minister. As such, he worked with some of Boston’s most down-trodden while modeling our contemporary belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all.

October 11: Blessing of the Animals
We'll open this event to the community and also collect old towels and sheets for the animal shelter (see related article in the newsletter). This is an Outreach Sunday. Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier.

October 18: Humour
It might be a bit early to tackle this topic since we don't know each other all that well, yet, but what the heck.  Shall we see what tickles our funny bones?  Is tickling all that humour does?  

Beige Line

UUA video - Blessings from Our House to Yours!

Check out this amazing new video of nearly ninety heartwarming photo blessings from UU congregations and groups set to an original song by The Ever Hopefuls from Jefferson Unitarian Church - Golden, Colorado. Thank you to all of the groups who sent in their photos that made this video possible!


Our Minister

Rev. Lise Adams Sherry

You are cordially invited to the Installation of Rev. Lise Adams Sherry on Sunday, November 8th at 4 p.m. Reception to follow.


Minister Emeritis

Richard M. Fewkes



First Parish of Norwell
24 River Street P.O. Box 152
Norwell, MA 02061
TEL 781-659-7122
Fax: 781-659-7939



Office Hours:
Tues. - Thurs.: 9-1 p.m.
Friday: 9-12 p.m.
(The office is closed on Mondays)

Office Schedule

Due to an off-site staff meeting and retreat, the Church Office will be closed on Wednesday, September 30.

Worship Volunteers Needed

Can you provide a pulpit arrangement for an upcoming service? Would you like to host Coffee Hour? How about being an usher? Would you like to assist with lighting the chalice? Please consider signing up! Sign-up sheets for the upcoming church year are posted in the Parish Hall, or you may contact Hope in the Church Office.